New E-Learning Rankings: Authoring Tools

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Vendors can move up, down or out of the rankings – after all it is on-going. 4 Courselab - Hey I am still a big fan of this product. The app store is awesome and I wish more vendors would follow suit. Lectora on the list? Everyone loves lists.

Times are changing – trends in the content authoring tool market

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You work online via the servers of your vendor. I had thought that this trend would be dying out, but it is amazing at the number of vendors who are entering the space and still focused on the desktop approach. Despite the overwhelmingly number of vendors who have a “desktop only&# solution, based on what I am seeing- a result of new feature sets – this will change. A couple of vendors offer SDK development tools with their SaaS authoring tool.

Being Thankful: E-Learning Thoughts

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Vendors who added innovative features including text to speech (way to go SoftChalk), to true HTML5 support (Claro, Cm-Studio, Rapid Intake, Toolbook and sort of HTML5 output – Lectora) to image editors, SDK kits, gaming sims and Sony PSP devices. Vendors who added robust feature sets in their LMSs – including ebook publishing, social media functionality beyond the same ol same, online/offline synch, podcasting, 3D worlds. Thank you to Vendors offering Discounts.

Rapid Content Authoring Tools: Market, Mayhem and Reality

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This is a growing market with new vendors showing up, but at the same time, others disappearing. If a RCAT vendor tells you they have been in business for over 10 years, they are somewhat misleading, since WBT courses really didn’t start to hit the mark until 2000 and then you have limited choices on how to build. Sure there are over 100 vendors in this industry and probably 95% you have never heard of and whom have great products that can meet or beat the big players.

Top 11 to 20 Authoring Tools for 2013

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20 Lectora Inspire. where Lectora is based). Courselab Pro version. Each and every vendor who made this list should be rewarded with a “Hip, Hooray” or a badge with a funny looking graphic on it.